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::: stentorian - (of the voice) extremely loud; CF. Stentor: a loud herald in the Iliad
::: paraphernalia - equipment; odds and ends used in a particular activity; personal belongings; Ex. photographic paraphernalia; CF. married woman's property exclusive of her dowry
::: abhor - detest; hate
::: decimate - kill (usually one out of ten or every tenth man); destroy or kill a large part of
::: solecism - nonstandard grammatical construction; construction that is flagrantly incorrect grammatically; violation of social etiquette
::: gerontology - study of the sociological phenomena associated with old age
::: cantata - story set to music to be sung by a chorus (shorter than an oratorio)
::: ensconce - settle comfortably; place comfortably (in a secure place)
::: petulant - touchy; peevish; ill-tempered
::: incendiary - arsonist; ADJ: causing fire; of arson; Ex. incendiary bomb